Noted ornithologist Jeb Bush today confirmed that the call of the right-wing “wacko bird” is the standard chirp, and he’s adept at ignoring the sound. The Washington Post reports that Bush, in an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, defended his conservative credentials and assured supporters, “I will be able to, I think, manage my way through all the chirpers out there.”

Tweeters, it seems, have run out of patience with bird metaphors.

One bright side: as Barbara Bush noted back in April, “There are other families” out there.